- Retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder
||Henry Louis Aaron
|How tall is Hank Aaron?
||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in
|| 82 kg / 181 lbs
|When was Hank Aaron born?
||05 February 1934
|How old is Hank Aaron in 2020?
|Where was Hank Aaron born?
||Mobile, Alabama, United States
||Atlanta, Georgia, US
||Hank, Hammer, Hammerin' Hank, The New Sultan of Swat, The Hammer
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Who is Hank Aaron? / Facts
- He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and 2 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976
- Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records
- He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times
- In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list
- Aaron was born and raised in and around Mobile, Alabama
- Aaron had seven siblings, including Tommie Aaron, who later played in MLB with him
- Aaron appeared briefly in the Negro American League and in minor league baseball before starting his major league career
- He played late in Negro league history; by his final MLB season, Aaron was the last Negro league baseball player on a major league roster
- Aaron played the vast majority of his MLB games in right field, though he appeared at several other infield and outfield positions
- In his last two seasons, he was primarily a designated hitter
- Aaron was an NL All-Star for 20 seasons and an AL All-Star for 1 season, from 1955 through 1975
- Aaron holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star, the most All-Star Game selections (25), and is tied with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the most All-Star Games played (24)
- He was a Gold Glove winner for three seasons
- In 1957, he was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) when the Milwaukee Braves won the World Series
- He won the NL Player of the Month award in May 1958 and June 1967
- Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856)
- Aaron is also in the top five for career hits (3,771) and runs (2,174)
- He is one of only four players to have at least seventeen seasons with 150 or more hits
- Aaron is in second place in home runs (755) and at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298)
- At the time of his retirement, Aaron held most of the game's key career power hitting records
- Since his retirement, Aaron has held front office roles with the Atlanta Braves
- He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982
- In 1999, MLB introduced the Hank Aaron Award to recognize the top offensive players in each league
- He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002
- He was named a 2010 Georgia Trustee by the Georgia Historical Society in recognition of accomplishments that reflect the ideals of Georgia's founders
It took me 17 years to get 3000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
You can only milk a cow so long, and then you're left holding the pail.
You got to play 150 games a year, so pick your spots. You can miss two games a month; so pick the days you're gonna be hurt, or you're gonna rest or you're gonna have a drink or two. The rest of the time, be on that field.
I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.